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28
Mar

Styles of Meditation & How They Can Support Recovery

How Can Meditation Help? The practice of meditation helps you to gain inner calm and greater self-awareness by focusing your mind, attention, and thoughts. When a person is in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, calming and focusing the mind through meditation can play an important role in restoring health. Although there is no...
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illustration of brain made of marijuana leaves - marijuana addiction
18
Mar

Marijuana: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

In recent years, many people have changed their views regarding the use of marijuana. Many states have legalized the drug for both recreational and medicinal use, and more states are likely to do the same. Because of the changes in attitude and laws, a great number of people are under the belief that marijuana is...
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brightly colored illustration of person doing yoga outside - holistic therapy
01
Mar

What Is Holistic Therapy?

Holistic therapy is a form of healing that addresses all aspects of the individual’s well-being: physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional. The goal of holistic therapy is to help the client achieve optimal wellness and health by bringing all parts of the mind, body, and spirit into balance. A Brief History of the Development of Holistic...
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sleepy or high looking woman laying in bed - tramadol addiction
15
Feb

Tramadol Addiction: Warning Signs, Symptoms, and Withdrawal

Even though tramadol is a synthetic opioid, when it was approved in 1995 to treat mild to moderate pain, it was not considered an opiate even though it acted in similar ways to other opiates such as oxycodone or morphine. Therefore, the FDA initially classified it as a non-controlled analgesic. However, as more and more...
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pretty young blonde woman talking to her friend - cognitive behavioral therapy and addiction
26
Jan

Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Addiction Recovery

Cognitive behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, is a type of talk therapy used to treat individuals in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction. CBT focuses on how a person’s behaviors and feelings are influenced by their thoughts. What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Cognitive behavioral therapy is an evidence-based, goal-oriented, short-term form of psychotherapy...
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stressed doctor or nurse outside on break drinking coffee - High-Functioning Addiction
29
Dec

What Is High-Functioning Addiction?

When a person is in active addiction to drugs or alcohol yet seems to be able to function normally in their day-to-day lives, they are considered to be in “high-functioning addiction.” Sometimes, people with addiction are even able to function at a higher-than-normal level. Addiction affects everyone differently. But the truth is most people with...
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11
Dec

Prescription Drug Misuse and Addiction: Learning the Signs

If a person takes a prescription medication in a way other than it was prescribed, they are misusing the medication. Can a person go from misusing a prescribed drug to becoming addicted to it? Yes, they most certainly can. Over time, the drugs create changes in the user’s brain, affecting their ability to make good...
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10
Dec

Six Tips for Staying Sober During the Holiday Season

Holiday Socializing Can Be Stressful The holiday season is a time for socializing with family and friends, whether at dinners, parties, or online gatherings for larger groups. The extra social time can be happy and exciting, but it can also be stressful, especially for those in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction. The social...
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young woman with her Jack Russell Terrier on the floor near a lit Christmas tree - gratitude
01
Dec

Expressing Gratitude During the Holiday Season

For many people, the holiday season is a wonderful and happy time of the year. For others, that joy is compromised by stress or loneliness. For those in recovery from a substance use disorder, the holidays can be an especially tricky time, with relapse triggers aplenty: stress, substance-heavy parties and events, loneliness, difficult relationships, and...
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